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[aprssig] Actually, the WIDE2-1,WIDE1-1 solution!

William McKeehan mckeehan at mckeehan.homeip.net
Fri Apr 1 18:36:22 UTC 2005


The home stations know that if they hear packets then the tracked station is
in the sticks.

What if the stations all use WIDE2-2, home stations listen for 10 seconds or
something to see if the big digi also heard it, if unheard, digi's it with a
path like HOMESTATION*,ORIGPATH.

If home stations generally run on PC's and not dumb TNC's, then the software
should be able to be updated for something like this pretty simply.

Thoughts?

On Fri, April 1, 2005 1:29 pm, Wes Johnston said:
> Whoa Nelly....
>
> What happens when the digi in the next town digipeats a packet that is
> W2-2?  it comes out as W2-1, and my home station will digipeat
> it....along with everyone else's... not good.
>
> Wes
>
> Robert Bruninga wrote:
>
>>>>>bruninga at usna.edu 4/1/05 12:41:46 PM >>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>That is why my WIDE0-1,WIDE1-1 seems like it should
>>>>work fine. ...
>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>BUT IT WONT WORK.  Just tried it and the KPC-3
>>doesnt like the "WIDE0-1".  OK, so I tried the following
>>and it *does* work!    So here would be the proposal
>>for those areas that still want to have lots of home-digis.
>>
>>1) We eliminate RELAY completely.
>>2) Any FILL-IN digi that used to be a RELAY if it really is
>>    needed, will change his RELAY alias to "WIDE2-1"
>>3) All DIGIS eliminate RELAY and fully support WIDEn-N
>>4) The recommended 2 hop mobile path in these areas is:
>>
>>VIA WIDE2-1,WIDE1-1
>>
>>All DIGIS and all fill-in home WIDE2-1 digis will respond
>>to the first hop and only the real digis will respond to the
>>following WIDE1-1.
>>
>>And in the remote areas where 3 hops are acceptible
>>then mobiles can use the WIDE2-1,WIDE2-2 path if
>>they really think they are that important.
>>
>>But remember, this is ONLY For those areas that still think
>>that home station digis are required in their area.  I don't
>>think in most of the USA this is really needed so the general
>>recommendation for mobiles remains just WIDE2-2 or maybe
>>WIDE3-3 out in the real boonies.   And if locals want then
>>they can support the WIDE2-1 home digis.
>>
>>But lets get rid of the multiplication DUPE problem of RELAY
>>now...  This new idea of replaceing it with the home station
>>alias of WIDE2-1 should  make those areas happy, and let
>>the rest of us get on with the job of eliminating the dupe
>>multiplying RELAY...
>>
>>Will this work?
>>Bob
>>WB4APR
>>
>>
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